Are there any limitations in Google Slides integration?

  • 24 August 2020
  • 2 replies

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In this article, you can learn about the limitations of our Google Slides integration which can be removed by installing our free extension for Google Chrome. This article also discusses the unsupported Slido features in the Google Slides integration.


If you’re having any issues with the Google Slides integration, please check out the Troubleshooting part of our Use Slido with Google Slides article.


The extension will allow for seamless integration without the need to switch between Google Slides and Slido, while ensuring that videos, animated transitions, and GIFs work as they should when you present.

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Here's a list of limitations to keep in mind when using the Google Slides add-on. They can be fixed by installing our free extension for Google Chrome.

  • Animated transitions on your slides will not work when you present with Slido. Install our Chrome extension if you plan on including animations on slides.
  • GIFs are currently not supported either. If you insert one, it will appear as a static image on your slide, unless you have the Chrome extension installed.
  • Skipping slides does not work with the integration and hidden slides will be still displayed when presenting with Slido, unless you have the Chrome extension installed.
  • You won't be able to use hyperlinks while presenting with Slido unless you have the Chrome extension installed.
  • You won't be able to change the location of the Slido Event Code badge when presenting.
  • You won’t be able to use the integration if you’ve opened your PowerPoint presentation (.pptx) in Google Slides. 
  • You cannot unlink a Slido event from the Google Slides presentation, but you can reuse the event or add a new session to your presentation.


Unsupported Slido features


Slido Ideas are currently not supported in the integration.


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Hi, thanks for this question a apologies for our late response,

Currently we don’t have an ETA for the Ideas feature in our Google Slides integration.

The best work-a-round is probably to use the Q&A feature for this. Participants may submit their ideas as questions and then upvote the ones they like the most. You may insert the Q&A slide more than once in you presentation, to start the conversation and to show the results.

Hope this helps,

Please let us know if you have further questions.

Is it planned to support Ideas in Google Slides integration? If so could you please share an ETA?

Is there a work-a-round until then? Looking for two features:

  1. Activate a topic when a slide comes up.
  2. Show the ideas on a slide.

So very similar to how polls are working. Activating a topic manually from my smartphone at the right time shouldn’t be a big issue. But would love to avoid switching to another browser window for showing the results.